Multidisciplinary Treatment Programs for Patients with Chronic Non-Malignant Pain: A Review of Clinical Effectiveness, Cost-Effectiveness, and Guidelines


( Last Updated : June 22, 2017)
Project Line:
Health Technology Review
Project Sub Line:
Summary with Critical Appraisal
Project Number:
RC0894-000

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Question


  1. What is the clinical effectiveness of multidisciplinary treatment programs for patients with chronic, non-malignant pain in outpatient settings?

  2. What is the cost-effectiveness of multidisciplinary treatment programs for patients with chronic, non-malignant pain in outpatient settings?

  3. What are the evidence-based guidelines regarding multidisciplinary treatment programs for patients with chronic, non-malignant pain in outpatient settings?


Key Message

The evidence suggests that the multidisciplinary management of chronic non-malignant pain showed modest improvement for specific outcomes measured. No relevant cost-effectiveness studies of multidisciplinary treatment programs, for patients with chronic, non-malignant pain in outpatient settings, were identified. Three guidelines recommended multidisciplinary treatment for management of chronic non-malignant pain under specific circumstances.